A new mechanism for hot particle development in soil following ionic contamination with radiocesium

Guido Nageldinger*, Alan Flowers, Jane Entwistle

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Abstract

The development of hot particles was observed in a pure quartz sand as well as in 'Ea' horizon material from a humo ferric podzol after ionic contamination with radiocesium. Therefore, fallout that contaminates soil with radiocesium in an ionic form can lead to the formation of hot particles for which health impact must be assessed differently compared to homogeneously contaminated soil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)646-647
Number of pages2
JournalHealth Physics
Volume75
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes

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